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Welcome to Penny For Your Thoughts, the Orlando Magic UK podcast with your hosts Geraint Jones, Mikey Clark and Paul Bacon. Every week we bring you the latest Orlando Magic news and updates, game previews and recaps plus special guests from the Orlando Magic, media members who cover the Magic and fans from the United Kingdom for a unique, British perspective. The guest list includes the likes of Nick Anderson, Darrell Armstrong, David Steele, Jeff Turner and Greg Anthony. Please subscribe to ...
 
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Welcome to Making the Magic, a Disney & Universal Travel Planning Podcast. Helping you plan a magical trip to the Disney & Universal parks around the world. Working as Travel Agents we plan & book hundreds of holidays as well as regularly visiting the parks ourselves. Each week we’ll share all our expertise to make sure you have the best trip ever. Whether it’s a weekend in Disneyland Paris, a once a lifetime trip to Walt Disney World or even a visit to Tokyo Disney – we have the very best h ...
 
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Welcome to the world of Harry Potter book collecting! Each episode, hosts Carly, Erik, and Melanie discuss the never ending adventure of collecting Harry Potter translations from all over the world. Join in as they explore the physical books that helped make Harry Potter a worldwide phenomenon. Whether it is a conversation about different cover art, spreading the need to know information about that rare translation or signed book, or everyday magical chatter, they’ve got you covered!
 
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Thanks for listening to Season 3, Episode 18 of Dialogue Alley! In this episode, Erik, Melanie, and Carly discuss: News: Hogwarts Legacy is almost here! MinaLima Prisoner of Azkaban reveal! Main Topic: Melanie and Erik both were at the Wizarding World in Orlando within a week of each other. Hear about their trips! Translation of the Show: Khmer (Ca…
 
On 27 January 2023, broadcaster Mahmoud Al-Mossallami hosted BBC Arabic radio’s final transmission after 85 years on air. It's the latest strategy shift for BBC World Service, which launched in 1932 as the BBC Empire Service. Over the years its radio content has transformed in order to meet historical challenges, cater to growing audiences and adap…
 
This week marked the three year anniversary of Brexit, the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union. On this episode of The Sunday Debate we’re revisiting what some would call a simpler time, pre-Brexit Britain. In May 2016, a month before the referendum, Intelligence Squared staged The Great Brexit Debate. Our chair for the debate …
 
Samira Ahmed speaks to journalist, satirist, and editor of the magazine Private Eye, Ian Hislop. They speak about his life and career, from an upbringing in Nigeria, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Hong Kong before returning to Britain to attend boarding school where he began his satirical career. Ian Hislop became editor of the British satirical magazin…
 
Between 1993 and 1997 Natasha Lance Rogoff, award-winning television producer and filmmaker, was the executive producer of Ulitsa Sezam, the Russian adaptation of Sesame Street. She joins us on Intelligence Squared to tell the extraordinary story of her determination to bring entertainment and democratic values to Russian children amid a backdrop o…
 
Click here for a Kwikspell Course in Funko Pop Basics! Thanks for listening to Season 3, Episode 17 of Dialogue Alley! In this episode, Melanie, and Carly are joined by a special guest, Johnny! They discuss: News: Erik is in Orlando, Everyone got bookmail, New French box set, and are we at 100 translations now?! Main Topic: Johnny joins the show to…
 
Mark Galeotti is one of the world’s leading experts on modern Russia. His new book, Putin’s Wars: From Chechnya to Ukraine, details how Vladimir Putin and his conflicts have shaped Russia in the 21st century. In conversation with the New Statesman’s Katie Stallard, Galeotti shows how Putin has used warfare through incursions into Georgia, Crimea an…
 
For this archive debate from 2019, we invited a panel of top speakers to discuss the motion: The West Should Pay Reparations For Slavery. Should there be a broad programme of reparations – not just financial compensation, but acknowledgement of the crimes committed and the lasting damage caused by slavery? Or would this just worsen social tensions …
 
Are eggs now a luxury item? For the past year an economic crisis has been brewing in Egypt, only to be dramatically exacerbated by Russia's war in Ukraine. And now while inflation reaches new heights, the Egyptian pound has reached an all-time low. Everyday life is becoming tougher and tougher for Egyptians but will the IMF continue to offer lifeli…
 
In the current cost of living crisis it has never been more important to understand the financial world and take control of your money. For over 40 years, Paul Lewis has been arming the public with everything they need to know about personal finances on his BBC Radio 4 programme Money Box. In this discussion for Intelligence Squared, he answers you…
 
Thanks for listening to Season 3, Episode 16 of Dialogue Alley! In this episode, Erik, Melanie, and Carly discuss: News: Hogwarts Legacy, Erik's upcoming Orlando trip, and Universal has plans for Texas?! Main Topic: We discuss the Prisoner of Azkaban movie now that we have seen it as adults. Translation of the Show: Dutch Prisoner of Azkaban - orig…
 
Juicing, biohacking, mindfulness apps, collagen supplements: the wellness industry has exploded into a $4.4 trillion movement. Wellness industry journalist Rina Raphael says that the self-care movement has taken sound ideas about nutrition and fitness and packaged them up into exploitative offerings with questionable claims. Drawing on her new book…
 
As the world ushered in a new year on the 31st of December 2022, it also said goodbye to possibly its most well-known religious leader, Pope Benedict XVI. As a cardinal, Joseph Ratzinger’s uncompromising conservative views earned him the nickname "God's Rottweiler". As Pope, his work was often perceived as a continuation of the conservative agenda …
 
Observed from afar, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine might appear to be a replay of the Cold War stand-off between Russia and the West. But according to political scientist Ivan Krastev a closer look complicates the picture. In a recent op-ed in the Financial Times Krastev argued that while America’s allies in Europe came together in support of Ukraine…
 
Does the conversation on race need a reset? That is the question that Coleman Hughes and Kenan Malik explored when they came to Intelligence Squared in January 2022. Hughes is an acclaimed American writer and host of the award-winning podcast Conversations with Coleman. In 2019 at the age of 23 he testified before Congress against reparations for s…
 
Thanks for listening to Season 3, Episode 15 of Dialogue Alley! In this episode, Erik, Melanie, and Carly discuss: News: Newest Croatian translation is here! Number 98! Main Topic: Bloomsbury books from the UK. ALL OF THEM. Translation of the Show: UK Deathly Hallows Gift Edition Carly @alltheprettybooks on Instagram Erik @knockturnerik on Instagra…
 
Why does the world appear different when we’re in love? How can one colour make us feel anger and another calm? Why do sounds like chewing and yawning cause emotional distress for some people? Aristotle said that there were five senses but scientific research suggests that there could be many more than that, with some studies claiming that there ar…
 
In this archive debate from 2018, we invited expert speakers to discuss the cultural sensitivities of the statues and memorials that adorn our towns and cities. But what should be done when some of these figures have come to be seen by many people as controversial symbols of oppression and discrimination? To discuss these emotive questions and exam…
 
In today's episode of Intelligence Squared, we hear from our podcast dedicated to exploring the possibilities of what lies ahead: The Futureverse. What if the solution to solving extreme poverty was as simple as giving cash to those who need it? GiveDirectly, the fastest growing NGO founded this century, does just that. By allowing donors to send m…
 
In his new memoir, Spare, Prince Harry has opened a Pandora's box of revelations on the carefully managed public image of the world’s most famous yet guarded family. The book reflects on his difficult relationship with senior royals, as well as sharing candid stories about his early life, the number of fighters the Prince killed while serving as a …
 
Thanks for listening to Season 3, Episode 14 of Dialogue Alley! In this episode, Erik, Melanie, and Carly discuss: News: Lyuben Zidarov dies at 99 Main Topic: What if? We talk about some hypothetical scenarios in Chamber of Secrets! Part 2 of our "What if" series. Translation of the Show: Vietnamese Serials Carly @alltheprettybooks on Instagram Eri…
 
Russia's war on Ukraine, Liz Truss's mini budget and soaring inflation have all hammered the UK in recent months. But as the country begins a new year with a new Prime Minister – how much drama and uncertainty should we expect in 2023? In this episode we bring together an expert panel to debate and discuss the big questions facing the British econo…
 
Some of the richest people in the world have decided against bequeathing their fortunes to their children; from Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, to Daniel Craig and Michael Sheen. The proponents of this view offer many arguments, including the idea that inheriting huge wealth can detrimentally impact children, distorting anything they might do with t…
 
Orlando Magic forward Paolo Banchero was awarded NBA Rookie of the Month for December as he strengthens his case to win Rookie of the Year. Gary, Geraint and Mikey discuss his improvements during December, recap games against the Thunder and Grizzlies and look ahead to the upcoming West Coast road trip starting with the Warriors. Welcome to Penny F…
 
Powerful women have too often been overlooked by history. Of course we know about Boudica, Cleopatra, Elizabeth I and Catherine the Great. But there are many others whose stories are just as dramatic and deserve to be better known. For this episode of Intelligence Squared, acclaimed historian Simon Sebag Montefiore, author of the new book The World…
 
Are narwhals the closest creature to unicorns that we can ever know? How does the Greenland shark fill its 500 years on our planet? Is the iridescent golden mole a mole or an elephant? On this episode of the podcast we're joined by award-winning author and academic Katherine Rundell. In conversation with environmental historian and broadcaster Elea…
 
Thanks for listening to Season 3, Episode 13 of Dialogue Alley! In this episode, Erik, Melanie, and Carly discuss: News: Hogwarts Legacy News, Arabic Translation News. Maori Book 2, New Bonus Episode Main Topic: We discuss what we would hope to see for the 25th Anniversary US editions! Translation of the Show: Revisiting Maori Carly @alltheprettybo…
 
To celebrate some of the most influential and impactful speeches ever made, we invited Barack Obama’s director of speechwriting, Cody Keenan and Tony Blair’s former speechwriter, Philip Collins, to discuss the power of the spoken word. Our host was journalist and presenter Emily Maitlis, with actors including Jeremy Irons and Carey Mulligan joining…
 
Letters grant us a glimpse into fascinating lives, whether through the eyes of a genius, a monster or of an ordinary person. For this archive event, we matched up award-winning historian Simon Sebag Montefiore and No 1 bestselling novelist Kate Mosse to discuss the letters of Michelangelo, Catherine the Great, Sarah Bernhardt, Rosa Parks, Nelson Ma…
 
Continuing our series of cultural highlights from the Intelligence Squared archive, we revisit the event The Power of Poetry, which saw actors Helena Bonham Carter and Jason Isaacs bringing the words of the great poets alive onstage. The event also featured William Sieghart telling the extraordinary story of his bestselling book, The Poetry Pharmac…
 
Intelligence Squared has been producing agenda-setting events for over a decade. During the holiday season we're looking back over that extensive archive to pick out some of our favourite and most enlightening listens. For this episode we revisit 2018 and our event with James Rhodes and Armando Iannucci reflecting on the Transformative Power of Mus…
 
What is it about Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol that has enchanted the public since its publication in 1843? Few people are as well placed to answer that question than John Mullan and Simon Callow. Mullan is a professor of English literature, whose recent book, The Artful Dickens, reveals the tricks and ploys of this most eccentric of literary …
 
Thanks for listening to Season 3, Episode 12 of Dialogue Alley! In this episode, Erik and Carly discuss: News: New Boxset! Maori Chamber of Secrets! Main Topic: Revisit to the First Edition/First Printing Topic. Is your Harry Potter book worth money? How do you identify if it is a first edition or a first printing? Come learn more about books with …
 
For our final look at some of the best books to have hit shelves in 2022, we dive back into standout discussions from the past 12 months including Jonathan Freedland, whose book, The Escape Artist, tells the story of Auschwitz escapees Rudolf Vrba and Alfréd Wetzler. We also revisit our discussion with philosopher Will MacAskill, whose book, What W…
 
The Orlando Magic have won 7 of their last 8 games and seem to have turned a corner. We discuss how important a regular rotation has been during this streak and where the Magic can still improve. Welcome to Penny For Your Thoughts, the Orlando Magic UK podcast with your hosts Geraint Jones, Mikey Clark and Paul Bacon. Every week we bring you the la…
 
For the third in our 12 Books of Christmas episodes, we revisit a thought-provoking discussion with Dipo Faloyin, whose book Africa Is Not A Country challenges the stereotypical thinking that can misrepresent African nations. Another highlight book of 2022 was Lea Ypi's Free, and the writer joined us to discuss her memoir that tells the story of he…
 
For the second instalment of our 12 Books of Christmas series, we hear from three more authors who have set the agenda for original thinking and progressive literature in 2022. Brown University economist Oded Galor discusses his book that takes an expansive view of global history, The Journey of Humanity. Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Andrea Elliot…
 
Intelligence Squared has enjoyed hundreds of great conversations on the podcast, across our online talks and onstage at our live events across 2022. For the festive season, we’re highlighting 12 voices whose books and work have both encapsulated the big themes of the year and enriched our listening over the past 12 months. For the first instalment,…
 
Thanks for listening to Season 3, Episode 11 of Dialogue Alley! In this episode, Erik, Melanie, and Carly discuss: News: New Estonian Edition is out! New Box Sets?! Main Topic: Interview with Stan Yanevski! Translation of the Show: Original Bulgarian Carly @alltheprettybooks on Instagram Erik @knockturnerik on Instagram Melanie @theharrypottercolle…
 
Given the disruptive events unfolding in China in recent weeks, what does the future holds for Xi Jinping and the country? Some say that this is a pivotal moment for Xi’s strongman rule, especially given that the Chinese economy is also suffering. And what do China’s political and economic challenges mean for the rest of the world? To answer these …
 
The Orlando Magic's winning streak continues as we discuss the teams turnaround with Jay Stone (@MagicPlayerHistory) from Australia. We discuss Jay's recent trip to Orlando, how he became a Magic fan down under and why Franz Wagner is the best player from the 2021 NBA Draft Class. Subscribe to MagicPlayerHistory on YouTube: @magicplayerhistory2769 …
 
Why are women known as the slimier sex? How did the US Navy replicate hagfish slime for ballistics protection? In this episode we’re joined by science journalist Susanne Wedlich to look at the weird and wonderful, cultural and biological, history of slime. And for those of you who don’t love slime, we encourage you to listen for some great facts ab…
 
ChatGPT is the Internet's new favourite toy. This is some of AI’s most impressive technology yet, but could the creation of an all-knowing human-like chatbot - a tool which can create answers, emails, poems, stories, and essays instantly - mean that writing as we know it could cease to exist? Or could it be a renaissance for the ways in which we vi…
 
In February 2022 Russian shells rained down on Kyiv as tanks crossed the border into Ukraine. At the time American forces prepared to evacuate President Volodymyr Zelensky for fear of his life. But Zelensky refused to abandon his country, saying ‘I need ammunition, not a ride,’ and quickly became the national symbol of Ukrainian resistance. But how…
 
Thanks for listening to Season 3, Episode 10 of Dialogue Alley! In this episode, Erik, Melanie, and Carly discuss: News: Forbidden Forest Experience Main Topic: Even more of our favorite Harry Potter book covers from around the world! Translation of the Show: Original Norwegian Carly @alltheprettybooks on Instagram Erik @knockturnerik on Instagram …
 
Since Russia invaded Ukraine last February the West has ramped up sanctions against Russia to an unprecedented level, but are the measures having the desired effect? On today’s episode of The Sunday Debate the motion is: Sanctions against Russia won’t work. For the motion we have Richard Connolly, Associate fellow at the Royal United Services Insti…
 
Markelle Fultz finally made his season debut against the Atlanta Hawks, we talk about the impact he's made in his return, Jonathan Isaac moves a step closer to a return and we discuss the overtime win over the Los Angeles Clippers. Welcome to Penny For Your Thoughts, the Orlando Magic UK podcast with your hosts Geraint Jones, Mikey Clark and Paul B…
 
Will democracy survive? According to Nobel Peace Prize Winner Maria Ressa, "we're in the last two minutes". In November she sat down with journalist Gabriel Gatehouse to discuss her lifetime commitment to journalism, the potential 99 years in jail which hang over her for standing up to former president Rodrigo Duterte's authoritarian regime, and he…
 
Sign up for Intelligence Squared Premium here: https://iq2premium.supercast.com/ for ad-free listening, bonus content, early access and much more. See below for details. Robert Harris is one of the great storytellers of our times. His novels explore the dark side of power and the corrosive effect it has on those who wield it. In his latest bestsell…
 
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